Residents of Windsor Village gathered to meet with representatives from CD4 and the LAPD on Thursday evening in a meet and greet gathering in the backyard of Windsor Village Association President Diane Dicksteen. With the recent redistricting, Windsor Village has been moved from Councilman Wesson’s district to join CD 4, grouping it with similar neighborhoods in the area also grouped together by the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.
The evening featured Ben Seinfeld Field Deputy for CD 4, Councilman Tom LaBonge‘s office, who covers the Wilshire, Larchmont Village, Koreatown, and Miracle Mile portions of CD4 for the district office. Seinfeld did a drive-through of Windsor Village (Wilshire to Olympic, Lucerne to Lorraine/Victoria) with Dicksteen to get to know the neighborhood better. During the event he fielded questions from residents relating to lighting, potholes and Harold Henry Park, the so-called “centerpiece” of Windsor Village at Plymouth and Frances with it’s shady picnic and colorful play areas.
Officer Ruben Gonzales, Senior Lead Officer for the area from LAPD’s Wilshire Division, also joined the conversation to hear neighborhood concerns. Gonzales and his team in Basic Car Area 7A47 (roughly Wilshire south to Venice, and Crenshaw west to Mansfield/Redondo) do daily drive-throughs in the Windsor Village, Brookside, Longwood and Sycamore Square neighborhoods and can be reached at 213-793-0715 or by email. Officer Gonzales reminded the crowd that August 7th is National Night Out and across LA neighbors will be gathering at 7 pm for neighborhood walks and food. This year his division will meet at Victoria and Pico Blvds.
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.